The Training Epidemic at Starbucks (1st World Problems Edition)…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Training and Development

Starbucks – it’s a great company. Examples: –Marketing – they made me pay 3 bucks for a cup of coffee (check). –Employee Love – they hire well, and they take care of employees through things like full tuition aid (check). –Training – their Baristas know what they are doing, and… Wait a second. Can I go off on a rant …

When Training Is Acquired By HR

Kris Dunn Bad HR, Change Management, HR, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Seat at the Table, T+D, Training and Development

Let’s face it—one of the things that gets slung on the world of HR at some point is the Training Department. What type of training you ask? Well, the circle of life that usually happens is that Training resides in the field organizations for long periods of time, then at some point the powers that be decide that… Shazam! Training …

3 Reasons HR Should Pay Attention to the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

Kathy Rapp candidate experience, Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, Food and Drink, HR, in the news, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Organizational Development, Passive Candidates, Performance, Recruiting, Risks, T+D, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Training and Development

$13.7 billion buys a lot of organic quinoa. Lots of talk around Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods and what it means for the grocery business, farmers, those whose jobs will be lost to automation, and the retail industry as a whole.  It’s a cocktail of doom and gloom mixed with the reality of capitalism and a twist of efficiency. So …

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Are You Earning Your HR Badges?

Paul Hebert HR, Leadership, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Training and Development

A friend of mine, and a true friend of HR, recently posted on Facebook that he received a mentorship badge. That friend was Steve Browne (AKA – @sbrowneHR – the tie-dyed hippie HR man). Actually, it was his FIFTH mentorship badge. The badges Steve is referring to are given to mentors by newly minted Eagle Scouts to recognize those that …

L&D Hangout: How To Develop Training For Recruiters

Kate Weimer Kris Dunn, Meridian, Tim Sackett, Training and Development, Worldwide FOT

Most companies have a Talent Acquisition function. Guess what they don’t have? Effective training for recruiters.  FOT insiders Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett jumped on a Google hangout with the good folks at Meridian Knowledge Solutions to talk about best practices in developing training for recruiters. Bringing to the table some great experience, the hangout crew discussed, among other things, the following: —How your training …

3 Key Components Positioning Your Sourcing Team for Success

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Training and Development

My last day at Staffing Advisors was July 22nd.  I did a record notice – for me at least- nearly 4 weeks from the time I notified my boss to officially stepping out the virtual office door.  At first, 4 weeks…that sounds overwhelming.  Turns out, when it comes to sourcing, you need every second. 4 weeks later, I have very …

A Prescription For Recruiting Training In 2016

Kelly Dingee HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Learning and Development, Training and Development

Will you come train my team? I love that question. Ask me 1 year ago, 2 years ago, 5 years ago, 8 years ago and the answer was always… heck, yeah! Training is fun… there’s a lot of give and take, and it is awesome to see recruiters have that “aha moment.” Do it well and your recruiting team will …

That’s What The Money Is For

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, HR & Marketing, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Labor, Training and Development

With your best people, there’s always a rub that emerges. Who owns the idea? Let me rephrase: You can have the best people that are just really good at making the trains run on time, and there’s tons of value in that. But the ones that have the most value are always the ones that are true idea generators. Companies, …

What Is “Thinking Strategically” Anyway?

Ben Olds Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Leadership, Learning and Development, Performance, T+D, Training and Development

Throughout my career, I’ve seen employees lauded or criticized for their ability to “think strategically.” It’s in numerous competency models and used in performance management systems across the country. We use this term like it’s universally understood, but ask people to describe it and you’ll probably hear inconsistency. So what is “Thinking Strategically” anyway? To understand what it is, let’s …

Crowdsource Professional Development For Your Team

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Recognition, Talent Management Power Rankings, Training and Development

Much has been said about the wisdom of crowds. Yet many managers still consider Performance Management and Professional Development to be their own responsibility—and don’t enlist the help of their colleagues when evaluating and developing employees. As a result, they’re leaving valuable insights on the table. When evaluating and developing her people, a good manager should focus not only on …